Hadiya "Does Not Have An Independent Mind", Says Her Father's Lawyer

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The 24-year-old has been in the headlines after she converted to Islam following her marriage to Mulsim youth Shafin Jahan. Born Hindu, Hadiya alias Akhila converted to Islam in January 2016, however she has been practicing the religion for three years before that.

Saturday, before departing from Kochi, Hadiya had said that she wanted to go back and stay with her husband.

Shafin Jahan, Hadiya's husband, had moved to the apex court, after the Kerala High Court annulled his marriage with Hadiya, saying it was an insult to the independence of women in the country.

Chaotic scenes prevailed as mediapersons, who tried to approach her, jostled with the policemen after she reached the airport in Nedumbassery amid tight security.

She had boarded a flight to Delhi to appear in the Supreme court.

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He also ordered an enquiry by the commissioner of railway safety. Around three people died and another seven people injured. A medical train has arrived from Allahabad.

The Chairperson of Kerala Women Commission was denied permission to meet Hadiya, whose marriage to a Muslim man set off a legal war - famously known as Kerala "love jihad" case. It claimed that the court could invoke parental authority even if Hadiya was an adult, as her case suggested that she was radicalised. Hadiya's parents also accuse their daughter embracing Islam as radicalization. The police had provided unprecedented security at the village. In a complaint filed this month, he alleged, "Attempts are being made to reconvert Hadiya to Hinduism ahead of her being produced in SC on Monday".

Kottayam Special Branch DySP J. Santhosh Kumar, Vaikom DySP K. Subhash, Vaikom CI Binu, Sub-Inspector M. Sahil also accompanied the vehicle to the airport.

Meanwhile, the Kerala government on October 7 told the Supreme Court that its police conducted a thorough investigation into her conversion and subsequent marriage to Jahan and did not find material warranting the transfer of probe to the National Investigation Agency.

The court is hearing a plea by Shafin Jahan challenging the Kerala High Court order of May nullifying his marriage with Hadiya and seeking recall of its order asking the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to investigate the conversion of Hadiya to Islam and her marriage.

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